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that brought down the head of the cia. a high-profile mistress, her alleged harassing e-mails and the fbi investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." ♪ thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of
ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew
wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. >>> then let's lighten it up a limitle bit, shall we. ""the skinny,"" we told you about the now-single justin bieber. who is the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story -- victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore. >> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must
on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails.
. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to talk about e-mails between allen and kelley that came to light after kelley went to the fbi after getting threatening messages that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend cia director petraeus. kelley reached out to 47-year-old fbi agent fred humphries whose lawyer tells abc news he launched the investigation and went to congress when he thought there was a cover-up. >> if we hadn't had avoid who b
. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had that affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. with questions about the murder of his next door neighbor. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus. the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon now says that the top american commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for allegedly sending improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation th
, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor terry moran has the latest. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: as president obama sauntered into the east room of the white house for his post-victory news conference, the scandal that's engulfed the highest levels of his national security team still swirled around him. tonight, abc news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who ignited the whole staggering chain of events. fredrik humphreys, a 47-year-old fbi veteran who is active in counterterrorism cases, is friends with tampa socialite jill kelley who turned to him when she got some harassing e-mails. meanwhile, in washington, paula broadwell, petraeus' former mistress, who allegedly sent the e-mails to kelley, remained in hiding at her brother's home. today, the fbi said she illegally had classified material at her home
with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington members of congress want to e the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved, rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of santa clara based mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. police say he's gone into an hiding. police say his neighbor, another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro. business czar series of interviews -- business
reports in now. martha? >> reporter: diane, an official tells abc news tonight, the fbi discovered hundreds, if not thousands, of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter:
the fbi on paula broadwell. >> that's right. this is another bizarre twist. the fbi agent you just mentioned has now been removed from sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistle-blower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwell. it really is just one day, more stories leaking out. we'll try to clear it all up for you. >> it just continues to mushroom. our senior affairs correspondent martha raddatz starts out our full coverage from washington. she's been reporting on both generals for a decade. martha, this was stunning news after midnight. >> reporter: it's true. the scandal is more stunning every day. now, under investigation, the commander who replaced david petraeus in afghanistan, marine corps general john allen, who has apparently been exchanging e-mails with the woman at the center of the petraeus affair. this morning, the fbi probe into david petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between genera
leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. this morning he has disappeared gone into hiding. police say his 52-year-old neighbor another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro if a bizarre seri
when a woman in florida received a strange and harassing e-mail from the author. kelly notified the fbi, began an information, worried the cia director's e-mail account had been compromised. what the bureau found was not compromised security but two people in a compromising position. described as, quote, human drama, including intimate exchanges between broad we were and petraeus. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focu
is not pleased. he ended the affair four months ago. matt greenblatt has more on the woman who call the fbi. >> reporter: without jill kelly the affair may never have become known she seen leaving her house in tampa bay sunday evening. it is now known kelly call the fbi asking them to investigate threatening e-mails. she began receiving the e-mails around the same time paula broadwell's affair with the cia director was ending. the fbi traced them back to broadwell's computer that led officials to conclude the nation's cia director was involved in the affair with the woman who just this january publicly complemented petraeus' wife. >> he's married to holly petraeus, a wonderful military spouse and has done so much for their children and children of fallen soldiers, i respect her. >> reporter: at issue now, if the affair began while petraeus was still a general he could be prosecuted for adulty. broadwell spent plenty time with petraeus in afghanistan. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written about him, to be written by someone who had never written a book before, seemed odd to m
broadwell. now the fbi is investigating e-mails sent between kelly and the -- kelley and the top commander in afghanistan, general john al -- john allen. secretary of defense panetta has receased a statement saying allen will keep his job as commander in afghanistan his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relative facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination is for commander of european command and nato forces in europe. confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday it has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them taking boxes out there. they are not saying what they took or what they found. one last thing, the fbi agent in florida who broadwell went to with the e-mails from jill kelley has been taken off the case his superiors say he's become too personally involved. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> authorities are trying to determine what caused the d
? following me so far? an fbi investigation revealed kelly and general john allen exchanged e mails some described as flirtatious skpin appropriate. general allen received an e mail trace to paula broadwell found alarming he told kelly that may have triggered the investigation. there is a fifth player in this. right here. an fbi agent to whom kelly turns to for help. he was taken off the case because supervisors felt he was infatuated with kelly. they knew each other before the investigation began. he sent her shirtless photos of himself. there you have it for now.. >> what a tangled web that goes on. >> three oakland police officers that delivered a baby were reunited today with the infant and parents. he is named nolan. officers talking to a clerk at the station. the frantic farther told them his wife was in labor. they couldn't make it to the hospital. one cop pud been a thursday. >> great, wonderful experience. and being a police officer is what i wanted to do. >> the officer that's delivered him received first aid training and n.delivering a baby. knollan is living proof it paid off
and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross has been following this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the identification of the agent overnight was another piece of the petraeus case puzzle falling into place. it was last may when tampa socialite jill kelley began to get a series of e-mails that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend, cia director david petraeus. so kelley went to an fbi agent she knew personally. 47-year-old fred humphries, whose lawyer tells abc news, humphries was the agent who helped launch the investigation and later went to congress when he thought there was a coverup. >> if we hadn't had an individual who apparently believed in right and wrong with no gray, we may never have gotten to where we are in this case today. >> reporter: the fbi did not tell the white house about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi
the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell, seen tonight at her brother's home in washington, sipping wine and having dinner, admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on her e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelly's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelly and allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication in all. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to nato supreme commander on hold and ordered a full investigation of the allen/kelly relationship. >> today, the secretary directed the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a television could be seen with news coverage of the payton p
brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling them innocuous. the general denies any affair or other wrongdoing. the president has pulled allen's nomination as nato supreme commander on hold. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama's first news conference since the election is scheduled for this morning 10:30 our time. we will be carrying it live h
their meeting today with top fbi and cia officials over what led to the resignation of former cia director david petraeus. he resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair. that affair was discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. law enforcement official says broadwell sent e-mails to senior military officials in an attempt to undermine kelley who she saw as a romantic viral. -- romantic rival. >>> president obama heads to new york today to tour superstorm sandy damage. the president will meet with local officials, first responders, fema staff and families recovering from the storm that hit two weeks ago. he was in new jersey before the election last week parts of and new jersey are still without power. >>> registered sex offender caught volunteering at a south bay catholic school. it is illegal for a sex offender to be on school grounds he claims he had permission from the church. leslie brinkley has details. >> reporter: 51-year-old worked as a volunteer at the catholic school festival last month. they say someone re
, thank you. >>> and now to the timeline. when this fbi investigation began, and new questions tonight about why the white house and congress did not hear of it until much later. here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: sources tell abc news jill kelly considered those harassing e-mails a threat not only to herself, but petraeus. after the fbi was contacted, and an investigation uncovered a sordid affair between petraeus and paula broadwell, there were early concerns that the cia director's secure government e-mails could have been hacked. but the probe never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. what it did find, as one source put it, was lots of human drama. key members of congress want to know why didn't they weren't told. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top intelligence officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: but a former fbi agent said the bureau follow
. their relationship will be the discussion of the top leaders of the cia and fbi. >> we're live with the latest on this. mark? >> good afternoon. the secretary of defense weighed in on this today saying he has not yet formed an opinion on whether petraeus should face criminal prosecution for adultery if it turns out the affair was ongoing during the time he he served in the military. this afternoon we learned more about how long they've known each other. met was six years ago in 2006. she was still a student at harvard. two years later, he agreed to let her focus on him for her dock storeal dissertation bism to 10 broadwell proposed she write his best-selling biography. now, petraeus can face criminal prosecution for adultery if they took place while in the military. >> for him to be allow the first biography to someone who hasn't written a book before seemed odd to me. >> a long time colleague came to the dpeens of his friend today. >> there was no relationship then as far as an affair. the affair started after he had been in the cia, after he retired from the army. >> whenever it began, holly
be inappropriate correspondence with jill kelley, a florida woman linked to david petraeus' sex scandal. fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on the scandal. katie marzullo will have the latest in a live report in the next half hour. >>> good news for skiers. start hitting the slopes at heavenly and north star starting today the season is beginning a week earlier thanks to cold temperatures for snow making and the storms we had last week not all the runs will be open until they get more storms and more snow but enough for visitors to get an early taste of winter squaw valley set to open this weekend bore real opened last -- week. >>> >>> overnight the problem with the prius and other cars leading toyota to recall millions of vehicles around the globe. >>> welcome back. temperatures above average, low 70s in many areas, mid to upper 60s in places like san rafael, richmond, napa, as we head through the next three days, temperatures are going to stay mild even with the system bringing a chance of showers thursday evening mid 60s to 70, low to mid 60s showers friday and mover rain likely
threatening she went to the fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast destroying an entire neighborhood. ripping through homes. people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling rising seas, at least waist high. three quarters of one of the world's most famous landmarks impacted right now. >>> the crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a driver. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recovering. of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country so well for so long. welcome back to amy robach. >> thank you so much. >>> we're still learning more about the bomb shell from friday, when cia director david petraeus for
of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelley, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the take in benghazi on a cia facility there. some senators still want to question petraeus about what went wrong. >> i know that we're interested in hearing from him. probably in front of the intelligence committee, which i also sit on. >> reporter: and an official tells us david petraeus will testify tomorrow in front of the senate committee in closed session. george? >> congress ramping up the questions, even as the fbi continues to investigate possible crimes. and abc senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has exclusive details on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. abc news has learned that paula broadwell, who
sweeney will have more coming up at 5:30. >>> fbi and cia expected to brief house members on capitol hill this morning on the widening sex scandal involving david petraeus. lawmakers have been digging through e-mails tying to determine if national security was breached during his extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell. she sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a woman she saw as a romantic rival. kelley traded e-mails with general allen. top u.s. commander in afghanistan. katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >>> moraga school board approved revised version of its child abuse prevention and reporting policy nearly a week after board president abruptly resigned. the contra costa times reports the district is facing claims by three former students who say mandated reporting failures contributed to their sexual abuse years ago. the new policy requires all members of a reporting team to individually report to authorities. >>> richmond will be installing four cameras aimed at reducing crime in the 23rd street shopping area. police and community leaders are we
continue their meeting behind closed doors today with top fbi and cia officials over what led to the resignation of david petraeus. petraeus resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with paula broadwell discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. federal law enforcement official says broadwell also sent e-mails to senior military officials in an attempt to undermine kelley who she saw as a rival. petraeus set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. the fbi is also investigating broadwell's possession of classified documents and whether or not she could have those documents. >>> we were also talking about crews in daly city working on the hillside how many hours might they have before the rain gets here? >> all day today, once the sunsets the timer has gone off, as the overnight hours will see the rain move into the bay area, good morning, let's talk about visibilities now they are improving in all areas, up to miles in santa rosa, we had 3/4 mile visibility, last hour wit
of new york and new jersey still don't have power. >>> top fbi and cia officials will be back on capitol hill this morning to discuss their investigation into former cia director david petraeus. petraeus stepped down last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell, the affair was discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails sent by broadwell to jill kelley, whom she saw as a rival, broadwell's security clearance has been revoked with kelley's access to macdill air force base in tampa petraeus is set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. breaking news, defense secretary panetta is ordering reviews of ethics training for military officers. >>> 6:37. traffic and weather together,j1m next. live look outside, we see the san mateo bridge, we see the low clouds around it, meteorologist mike nicco says rain is headed our way. he will have the full forecast. sue is monitoring traffic. >>> it can give you a morning pick-up or any time, is it safe? new concern with 5 hour energy. >>> welcome become. we are seeing affect
into custody. they examined the material. the f.b.i. was notified. sheriff's office tells us the man claims it was an art, a piece of art. we are still trying to find more details about this story but that the very latest here from oakland international airport. >> cheryl: at san francisco international airport there were weather flight delays. there were delays on flights arriving this morning from the northwest where the weather is already wetter. >> kristen: we're not drying out. rain fell earlier throughout the bay area and the house is are kind of spotty right now. let's take a look what is going on right now. you can see still lots of clouds signaling that more rain will come. meteorologist mike nicco is here talking about conditions. >> some of us are in a lull right now. a ray of sunshine about half an hour. you can see to the north, north bay we have best radar returns right now in the bay area. from bodega bay to cotati to sonoma up 12. also on 29 and yountville and napa, light rain. rain around san francisco, blue, so just a few drops reaching down to the ground. here we are arou
with petraeus but a family friend she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails, concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to hacking no information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids, avid runner and says they bonded over shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run i was -- i thought i test him, he was going to test me. >> reporter: petraeus is claiming at fair did not begin in afghanistan but -- but after he retired from the military. one week later he became director of the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time jill kelly received those threatening e-mails. rob nelson, abc7 news new york. >>> how would you like rain this week? >>
brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen supporting what allen said. instead they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious but routine mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and today the white house made clear the president still has faith in g
the women at the center of it all for the first time. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until some
and the director of the fbi speaks to members on intelligence committees.. >> we're safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my hope now is that he and his family are able to move on. for the first time today on the sex scandal capturing nation attention and forced david petraeus to resign as director of the cia after admitting to affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on national security. >> another reexpected four star general got a vote of confidence from a secretary of ñ5 accused of exchanging po tern shallly classified exmails.. >> has my finned confidence to lead forces.. >> but the military didn't pull punch was kelly while under investigation, revoking her special access in tampa where she was allowed to walk around without a military escort. and overnight, broadwell seen sipping a glass of wine. an officer is suspected of storing confidential material at her home home, and could face prosecution. this afternoon on capitol hill, fbi dir
director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. we'll see. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. abc's preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal
and contacts her friend, an fbi agent, who launches an investigation, but gets pulled off the case because he sent her a shirtless photo. meanwhile, the spy master's protege, also a general, has spent thousands of e-mails to the second woman. this isn't just a love triangle, folks. it's a love pentagon. >> he likes to take pictures of himself without his shirt and shoot them around to verarious people. and somehow he became involved with petraeus and the other generals and the cia thing. wait a minute. this rings a bell. oh, yes. at the fbi, j. edgar hoover used to do the same thing. except it was usually in a backless evening gown. >> yeah. >> president obama gave his first press conference since being re-elected. and a lot of people are saying it looked like he was trying to cover up some of his gray hair. so, i guess obama's major goals include jobs for women and just for men. >> by the way, if you're looking for a job, facebook just launched a new app that may be of use to you. they teamed up with the department of label to create what they call the social jobs app. you can brows through
had done. tsa notified sheriff deputies. the bomb squad examined the material. the fbi was notified. the sheriff office told us the man claims what he had was an art piece. the fbi has been notified. >> hostesszÑ! ploimys got the worst possible news. >> the maker of twinkies and snack cakes announced today it's shutting down liquid dating assets and laying off 18,000 workers including 140 employees at it's bakery in oakland. >> started cutting and cutting. everybody made a decision to say that is enough. that is why we're here. if we're going lose, we're going to lose everybody, altogether. >> it is creating a mad rush from people looking to stock up on the sweets before they're all gone. >> we're live outside of the stores in santa clara. >> in santa clairea, nothing like an end of an era to cause a saefl snack cakes. this is for some it's an he megsal time. >> it was an maigz site to see people flocking to the store to get the taste prof ducts. >> are you cry something how do you feel? >> it's sad. it is. i've been coming here all my life. things change. >> a table of discounted
relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails become to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship. supporting what allen says -- instead, they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious, but routine. mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note, kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds -- thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart. many e-mails from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until anyone proves otherwise, i believe he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and the white house made clear the president still has faith in general allen
the fbi investigation into the e-mails that kelly got from petraeus' girlfriend. here's abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: jill kelly, the woman who set off a chain reaction that forced resignation of david petraeus. officials say kelly, the wife of a tampa surgeon and a long-time supporter of the military was never romantically involved with petraeus more of a family friend to petraeus and his wife. sources say, kelly kidded the e-mail she received, a threat to her and petraeus as well. the fbi was contacted. there were initial concerns the cia director's secure e-mail had been hacked. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking, but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: instead the disturbing e-mail was traced become to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the discovery of a chain of salacious e-mails between the pe trail and broadwell detailing an intimate sorted affair. >> she appealed to general petraeus because of the combination of intellectual prowess and the
breach? to date, there was not. >> fbi agents notified high level officials at the justice department about the affair, toward the end of the summer. >>> police in union city investigating death of a man found in a trash bin a woman discovered the injured man while taking out her garbage yesterday morning. she called authorities who rushed him to the hospital, where he died. police are persuing active leads and would like anyone with information to call union city police. >>> gilroy family grieving the death of their dog after a pit bull barged into their house and attacked the 67-year-old poodle. the pit -- atack their 6-year-old poodle. >> just this much and the dog nuzzled its head through. >> reporter: the 11-year-old opened the door to let her 2-year-old brother in the house. little did she know a pit bull she had never seen before was at the door too, eager to get in. >> i was trying to close the door the dog pushed it and i slammed it against here. >> reporter: her little brother just arrived home with their grandfather who didn't see the pit bull at the door until it was makin
intelligence. the fbi since traced e mailsrmé. kelly saw her as a rival. kelly is also a friend of petraeus and also friends with this man, general john allen, top u.s. commander in afghanistan. broadwell apparently sent allen a threatening letter here. tomorrow, petraeus will testify about the september attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya. he told reporters he never pass add lopping classified information. >> this is complex. a hearing today exposed a possible connection between california sudden spike in gas prices and the action taken by refineries operated in the state. mcculla research komd through domts and found refineries continued to produce gasoline during periods when the public was told otherwise. we'll have the details of how the public was misled tonight at 6:00. and the next few days may be last chance to enjoy twinkies and ding dongs. 70 bakers and employees at columo. bakery remain on strike. hostess says if strikers and others are not back on the job tonight, the company will liquid date and sell off the plant operations. pay cut. a 20% decrease in benefit
for more than five years. kelly called the fbi after getting the harassing messages. fbi agents traced them to paula broad well's computer. they also uncovered a series of intimate e-mails between broad well and petraeus. petraeus resigned from the cia on friday and admitted to an affair on broad well. broad well was writing a biography about the general. >> i hate to accept it, but there are a number of things one has to consider. first was there any kind of national security breech. to date there was not. >> petraeus apparently started the affair when leaving the army in 2011. it also appears he was the one who ended their romance. >>> today all over the country people stopped to pay tribute to those who have paid and are paying their time in the armed forces to protect our freedom. >> reporter: the day began with tradition. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president said veterans day is special and significant. >> each year on the 11th day of the 11th month we pause as a nation and as a people. it is to pay tribute to you, to th
and his family for more than five years. kelly called the fbi after getting the harassing messages. fbi agents traced them to paula broad well's computer. they also uncovered a series of intimate e-mails between broad well and petraeus. petraeus resigned from the cia on friday and admitted to an affair on broad well. broad well was writing a biography about the general. >> i hate to accept it, but there are a number of things one has to consider. first was there any kind of national security breech. to date there was not. >> petraeus apparently started the affair when leaving the army in 2011. it also appears he was the one who ended their romance. >>> today all over the country people stopped to pay tribute to those who have paid and are paying their time in the armed forces to protect our freedom. >> reporter: the day began with tradition. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president said veterans day is special and significant. >> each year on the 11th day of the 11th month we pause as a nation and as a people. it is to pay tr
contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails there were concerns that the e-mails had been hacked. >> the initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to e-mail hacking but there is no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid runner and says they ed over their shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. -- >> it was an opportunity to be interview him on a run i thought i would test him, buts was go to test me >> reporter: despite amount of time they spent together petraeus is claiming the affair did not begin in afghanistan, but after he retired from the military in august 2011. one week later, he became director of the cia, he carried on at fair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time kelly received those threatening e-mails
by the fbi over the classified documents, which they don't believe to be anything incriminating. she didn't get them from david petraeus. the fbi found no further reason to investigate petraeus. >> you have to wonder on a human level, how do the two marriages survive. petraeus' marriage, together 40 years. this marriage here, according to neighbors, seemingly a loving couple, two lovely kids. you have to wonder behind closed doors, conversations we won't be privy to, if both or either marriage will survive infidelity. very personal call. you wonder what that fallout may look like. >> right. the source close to paula broadwell, who said that, you know, she's devastated by what she did to her family. she also said that they were completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the neighbors who welcomed them back into their home yesterday as well. >> a lot going on. >>> all right. turning from that, fast approaching holiday shopping season. the retail rush is already beginning. shoppers are lined up. waiting for the mad dash. once those doors open on black friday. and this year may
thought he was going to get away with it, it seems to me. he acknowledged to the fbi the affair and went on a six-nation tour to the region, went to libya, looked at his own benghazi investigation. he didn't decide to resign until james clapper asked him to resign. >> until it became public. the fbi calls you and says, we know this, you know this, no one else knows this, you're operating on one -- >> congressman becerra, get in the middle between those guys. >> there was a personal failing, a deep, severe personal failing. does it break into the realm of the public world, the responsibilities that -- >> what about judgment? what about judgment? >> well, that's surely the point. >> isn't that the bottom line here. >> the american people are not moral-less about this. they never gave up their affection for and job approval of bill clinton. this is a question of you want your cia director to have good judgment. is that asking too much? and this was obviously a case of bad judgment. there's a -- i would hope, by the way -- >> and should it just be the cia director or should it be anybody? wh
up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written a book before. we'll have much more coming up on "good morning america." >>> there are now just 50 days until the new year. 50 crucial days for congress to figure out a way to keep the country from going over that so-called fiscal cliff and possibly plunging back into recession. with tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in january 1st, the stage is set for some serious washington drama. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: across the dials, the parties sounded like they could make a basis. >> i think there's a basis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new y
in between a pit bull and a3s'ázylÑ >>> new questions about what u.s. secrets david petraeus shared. the fbi uncovered thiseízx affr after his mistress threatened another woman who knew petraeus, investigators searched and found details of the affair and found sensitive military materials on her computer. she also seemed to have insider information about attack on the consulate in benghazi in a recent speech. >> a lot of you thaerd but the cia annex had had taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner, they think attack was an effort to try to get the prisoners back. >> petraeus says he did not tell broadwell anything confidential saying she must have gotten it during other commanders during research trips if it turns out it dates back to days in military he can face criminal prosecution, one former aid said she was around him back then, and they were close. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written by someone who had never written a book before seemed odd to me. >> broadwell wrote the biography in to 10. >> tonight state prison officials in the process of reducing number of
tonight about the fbi handling of the petraeus scandal. he resigned as cia director last week. both house minority leader nancy pelosi and senate intelligence committee chair say they're not happy that they learned of the investigation on television. >> they understand protecting people, i don't understand doing this all under a cloud of secrecy. and people have classified responsibility are not even notified so he can ask questions about it's pro pry tie there are questions about timing of just tradition. if it involved naggal security, it's a different story. >> under law, the justice department does not share detailed information about investigation was the white house. those rules put into place after water gate investigation. white house not informed at david petraeus and his affair until november 7th. the day after the election. >> a bay area company making history for zibing car of the future tesla motors car of the career as abc 7 explains it's the first in more ways than one. as he fluged into charges, craig is lusting after the silver sedan. >> interest is a reservation two year
. mean while, fbi investigators continue to pour over broadwell's computer and boxes of evidence, taken from her charlotte home to determine if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. this morning, differing views on whether the decorated army general needed to resign as director of cia after petraeus' affair with his biographer, broadwell, became public. >> i come from a tradition that believes in original sin. none of us is perfect. >> behavior is not acceptable, it's personally unacceptable behavior. >> reporter: his fall from grace has raised questions about how our leading generals live. and their transition to civilian life. four-star generals are surrounded by staff, security teams, valets and chefs, which all disappear when they take off the uniform. >> you see the medals he has. you see the stars. one day, he takes all of that off. it is a major adjustment. i think we need to look at this transitioning of people. >> reporter: feinstein added that is no excuse for petraeus' behavior. the senator also wants to know who authored the talking points on the be
. meanwhile, fbi investigators continue to pore over broadwell's computer and boxes of evidence taken from her charlotte home, to determine if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. differing views of whether the decorated army general needs to resign as the director of the cia after his affair with broadwell became public. >> i come from a tradition that believes in the original sin. none of us is perfect. >> her behavior is not acceptable. it's personally unacceptable behavior. >> reporter: his fall from grace has raised questions about how our generals live and their transition to civilian life. four-star generals like petraeus are vournded surrounded by staff, security, chefs which all appear when the uniforms appear. >> you see the stars, one day he takes all of that off. it is a major adjustment. i think we need to look at this transitioning of people. >> and they went on to add that is no excuse for petraeus' behavior. the senator and leading democrat also wants to know who offered those talking points led by u.n. ambassador rice. and also why it was cut out of
is investigated by the fbi. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. h -- this is broadwell back at her carolina home with her husband and two sons. she left while they searched her home for evidence. those in washington are divided on how necessary it was petraeus step down if this is solely a sex scandal and no secrets leaked. >> i come from a tradition of original sin. none of us is perfect. >> the behavior is not acceptable. it is personally unacceptable behavior. >> petraeus testified behind closed door on friday and apologized for the affair. and he told members of congress about what he knew about the september 11th attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >>> the national arts and humanities youth program award will be given to an oakland youth program. they teachers and young adults about the media skills, how to make a video and broadcast journalism. >> radio is a positive way for young people to, number one, take that time away from those areas and learn a skill and find their creative niche and artistic niche. >> it takes place tomorrow in washin
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